Six inducted into the 2021 Bartelma Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame

Six new members were inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association (MWCA) Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 in Benson, Minn.

The new inductees honored were Tom Campanaro, Mark Costello, Tom Gravalin, Gary Heydt, Don Krusemark, and Joel Skillings.

The MWCA honored Derrick Cardinal of Forest Lake as the 2021 MWCA Mr. Minnesota Wrestler, David Joseph of Kimball Area as the 2021 MWCA/NWCA State Head Coach of the Year, and Jesse Jennissen of Cambridge-Isanti as the State Assistant Coach of the Year.

Coaches recognized at the banquet with a Lifetime Achievement Award for coaching longevity were Derrick Agate of Hopkins, Scott Hart of Ottertail Central, Efrem Novacek of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, Darren Ripley of Scott West, and Jeff Zimmer of Becker.

Note: There were two Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Dinners this year because of the pandemic. The first was in the Spring on May 1st.

Photos by Jeff Beshey